Kareem said what? Bari didn’t ask what?
by Jon Rappoport
December 5, 2022
He expressed very strong opposition to antisemitism and racism.
When asked about his conversion to Islam, Kareem gave two reasons. He wanted to remove his slaveholder surname—Alcindor—and he wanted to connect with his African roots.
I believe he meant—or should have meant—his connection with his COLONIAL African roots. Because Islam and Christianity, the two most prevalent religions in Africa, were BROUGHT there, and to a significant degree were overlaid on top of many much older African spiritual beliefs, systems, and practices.
Islam is not original African religion. It’s not Kareem’s “roots” any more than Christianity is his African “roots.”
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